tingling et all is common, COMMON, COMMON
manifestation with anxiety. some people say it is due to breathing changes with anxious people. Often the person doesn't even realize the breathing change. another explanation is a reaction to the endless supply of adrenaline our bodies produce all of the time. a body that is always on alert, like it is being chased by a bear, is tough on a body. it would be foolish to think it doesn't impact a body physically. Third, and what I think caused it in me was this: tense body/mind makes tense muscles. tense muscles press on nerves (and if you have any kind of disk issues at all will make it even worse). nerves that get squished (perhaps inflamed) don't conduct impulses as well. One or two or maybe a combo of all three above can be an explanation of why people OFTEN complain, freak out about tingling, numbing, vibrating, twitching, buzzing of muscles and limbs. If a person, then, lets this reaction scare them, it only increases the intensity and allows this to go on and on and on.
honestly, if you went to the doctor and talked about such things, you would be likely to get referred to a neuro. depending on the neuro you will get one of two things: a neuro exam and told it was normal and likely stress/anxiety and sent you on your way. OR doc will say your neuro exam is normal but he will order an MRI of either the brain or back or both. then an EMG. The doc will say to "rule out X neuro-nasty" or for "your peace of mind" (which we know is just a HA trap
). BUT mostly it is a doc covering his backside. Let's say you have all of these tests. The most you are likely to hear is you disk herniations (which, honestly, is very common. probably half the planet have this). Doc *may* give you a script for PT or may just send you on your way. From there either you will not believe the doc and want 2nd opinion OR you will be thrilled that you are not dying of X. you will be fine a day or a week or a month or a year. then your anxiety will reassert itself for whatever reason. then you will be worrying about a disease not covered by the most recent tests. As much of a pain in the arse this may seem Or I may seem
by saying this, the sad thing is that is the nature of thinking disorders and why peace of mind testing and reassurance doesn't help. it definitely sucks
I am not telling anybody to not see doctors. What I am
saying is don't expect that it will solve the anxiety disorder.
I read your post AND I have had all of these things so it kinda makes me grin. I have had mris and emgs. I always 'fail' my emgs. well I have some disk issues. so ANYTIME I get nerve inflammation OR muscle tenseness (from overuse or stress) I will note a lot more tingling etc.
okay, I haven't done any close proofreading so I hope I don't have a lot of grammar mistakes.